ACU Political Science students engage in a variety of research programs, student organizations, volunteer projects, and internships that build their experience in areas of leadership, governance, public service, and social justice. Some of these include the following:
- Jack Pope Fellows Program - Named for former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, this program trains and awards scholarships to outstanding ACU students who intend to pursue careers in public service.
- Phi Eta Sigma - Freshman honors society sponsored by the Political Science Department
- International Justice Mission
- Habitat for Humanity
- Wishing Well